If you already have the pole of your old enclosure, then you want to find a replacement net that match your existing equipment.
Netting are hard to repair, though simple patch can sometimes be done (please contact us for more details).
To replace your existing net, you need to know :
- The size of your trampoline.
- The number of pole of your current enclosure (usually, twice the number of trampoline leg).
- the connecting system, especially at the top of the pole.
There exist a few system to adapt the net on the pole. Some are very specific and you need to ensure that the replacement netting you choose will fit your poles.
Here is a list of common connecting system :
- Sleeves that slides around the pole (like a glove).
- A cap is inserted on top of the pole, a string is attached around the cap and hold the net.
- A cap on top of the pole receive a ring (metal or fibreglass), which in turn old the net.
- Arched pole are used to hold directly the net, or strings are attached to those arched.
It might also be important to check how the net is adjusted at the bottom, near the mat or the surround pad.
Three main system can be seen today in the market :
- The diameter of the net is simply smaller than the trampoline.
It holds in place by strings from the top of the pole or is stitched directly on the sleeves (like in the Hi-flyer enclosure). The tension is so that the net create a cylinder around the spring-mat, in the inside of the trampoline.
In this case, the net is generally loose and not hold by any string at the bottom. The downside is that this leaves a small gap on the bottom of the net where the jumper could fall. But, as the net is toward the centre of the mat, this means the fall would happen on the surrounding pad, thus not putting the jumper in any danger. The upside of such solution is that a cover can be put over the jumping mat (this is not always the case with other connecting system).
- The net is attached on the outside of the trampoline
Some netting are of the same size of the trampoline and so lay on the outside of the frame. For those design, the net generally come with ropes in order to fix it to the main frame. In most cases, the rope or string will fasten around the frame horizontal tube or, with a longer string and a hook, will go grab one spring.
The benefit here is to give the jumper the feeling of a bigger space to jump. Also, in most cases, a cover should fit on the trampoline (sliding your hand under the net, you will be able to catch the string of the cover to attach it also on the framework). But the drawback is that with time, the net might get loose and unattached, thus creating a security risk.
- the net is attached on the outside of the mat
Sometimes, the net is the same size as the jumping mat. The netting creates here a cylinder around the mat itself. In this case, the net will always be tighten with ropes that will be inserted in-between the mat and the surround pad. This can be considered as the worst solution with two big negatives points : this give the jumper the feeling of a smaller trampoline and these ropes create an obstacle thus forbidding the positioning of a cover to protect the trampoline.
Another small detail that turn to be of the utmost importance is the distance in-between 2 poles
Typically, there are two length in-between poles, this on any trampoline :
- the length in-between poles from the same trampoline leg.
- the length in-between poles from two separate legs
The reason for this difference is to avoid mistake in building your trampoline. This means for example that if you purchase a net with sleeves which interval are alternatively 150 cm and 175 cm, it will be quite impossible to fit it on poles spaced 140 cm and 185 cm.
This detail is important only if your net is with sleeves. If the connection is with string, then the ropes will certainly balance the difference.